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Welcome to PKRA

Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) is a member owned and operated club and facility established in 1982. Our multiple configuration asphalt track is 3/4th of a mile long and averages 25 feet in width. With 12 turns of various radii and over 500 feet of straight away, it’s a constant challenge for both the novice and expert driver. PKRA is located in Phoenix, Arizona inside the Adobe Dam Park and Recreation Area.

Track Overview

Race Surface Specs

0.7 mile paved road course with 12 turns, 9 possible configurations, and lights for nighttime racing.

Curbing and Asphalt

The curbs at PKRA are built to current CIK specs, and the asphalt is a special racing blend.

Safety

Always a priority at PKRA, the safety of our membership is our first priority.

 

Paddock Area

Paved walkways and 177 pit spaces provide a premiere paddock area capable of holding National events.

Scenic Locations

Located inside a park, you will feel safe and comfortable with your family at PKRA.

Communications

The facility features a PA system, as well as live timing during race events to keep fans informed.

 

Club Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 2016.05.16 
 Meeting Venue: Chapel
Thundirbird School
1 Global Place 
Glendale, AZ 85306

Board Members Present
Jim Wooldridge
Jaynette Denham
Mark Traylor
Brian Odello

Bryan Quattrocchi

Board Members Absent




 
  • Call to Order
    • Jim Wooldridge called the Meeting to order at 7:04 PM.
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of previous minutes
  • President’s Report by Jim Wooldridge
    • DETAILS
  • Treasurer's Report by Jaynette Denham
    • Club account balances are a little above the $40,000 amount that was projected at the last meeting
    • Jaynette will be sending a financial update via email to the Board by the end of the week
  • Secretary's Report Mark Traylor
    • Figured out the issue with Race 10 & 9's missing data and got yhe points posted early Monday morining
    • There was an issue with the LO206 Senior results which dropped a third race - is a non issue since he secured the championship with that drop
  • Other reports
    • Tech Report by Bernie Locatta
      • Requested that the World Formula class run the Vintage configuration during all race events for the current season
      • There was a number of objections by the members present and the Board will address the issue during there meeting
  • New Business
    • Season Start time
      • Discussed if we should start the on track events at 3;00 or 4;00 PM
      • Numerous ideas to shave time to start at four where presented
        • Trophies at Tech - Rich Cordova has some great ideas and he needs assistance moving the process forward
        • Floating corner worker to give breaks and shorten the dinner break
      • Rich Bowen would still prefer to start at 3:00 so we can get as much track time in as possible
      • Board will review and make a final decision
    • DeLong is going to sponsor the Trophies for the Junior 1 LO206 class for the summer series through 5th place
    • Cliff Kujala is sponsoring 10 cases of water for the drivers at the scales for the Summer Series
    • Discussion about the driver that didn't make weight at the scales and wanted the water bottle he was holding back to make weight, board agreed with the Race directors decision
      • Board will look at clarifying the IKF rule on this matter
    • The Election for New Directors is in Augost and we are accepting Nominations for the Board the following people were Nominated
      • Paul Hendricks - approved - tentative
      • Stewart Willis - approved - accepted
      • Scott Cebulski - approved - accepted
      • Brian Odello - approved - accepted
      • Bryan Quattrocci - approved - accepted
      • Josh Sarchett - approved - tentative
      • Matt England - nominated
    • The club will be accepting nominations threw the July Club Meeting date
    • The only current Board Members term that isn't expiring is Jaynette Denhams
  • End of Meeting
    • Jim Wooldridge adjourned the meeting at 8:40 PM
 

Club Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 2016.04.18 
 Meeting Venue: Chapel
Thundirbird School
1 Global Place 
Glendale, AZ 85306

Board Members Present
Jim Wooldridge
Jaynette Denham
Brian Odello
Bryan Quattrocchi

Board Members Absent
Mark Traylor



 
  • Call to Order
    • Jim Wooldridg called the Meeting to order at 7:05 PM.
  • Roll Call
  • President’s Report by Jim Wooldridge
    • Complimented Brian Odello on his extrordinary efforts in preparing the facility for the upcoming SKUSA event and how nice the facility looks
  • Treasurer's Report by Jaynette Denham
    • Cash in the bank $27,400.49
    • $11,000 in race rental fees being paid in the next two weeks
  • Other reports of the board
    • Facility Report by Brian Odello
      • Getting in Contact with Victory Lane to secure RV Parking for the SKUSA event
    • Tech Report by Bernie Lacotta
      • Wants to change the name of Cadet 206 to 206 Jr 1 to match IKF standards for the upcoming race season
      • Use TaG USA or other weight classification for the next season
      • Both items were approved
  • New Business
    • Paul Hendricks brought up the idea to create a Competition Committee to manage thiose items and the board accepted the idea and appointed Bernie Locotta to head the committee and recruite 4 additional members
      • Looking for a solution to Kid Kart race entry vs Tuesday Night Practice nights (considering the disbandonment of Tuesday night training)
    • Discussed issues with limited parking for the SKUSA event and JJ is going to contact Tom Kutcher and see if he wants to get a profit sharing service out to shuttle participants from the Victory Lane to PKRA
  • End of Meeting
    • Jim Wooldridge adjourned the meeting at 8:03 PM
 

CLUB Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 2015.04.20 
 Meeting Venue: Chapel
Thundirbird School
1 Global Place 
Glendale, AZ 85306

Board Members Present
Jim Wooldridge
Jaynette Denham
Bernie Lacotta
Mark Traylor
Brian Odello

Board Members Absent
Bryan Quatrocci
Eric Vanderford



 
  • Call to Order
    • Jim called the Meeting to order at 7:07 PM.
  • Roll Call
  • Meeting minutes reported by mark - voted and approved
  • President’s Report by Jim
    • Jim thanks people for all the difficult work done in the last week
    • Will have a permanent park host
    • Weeds issue need to cleaned out
    • Sub contract the weed control issue
    • Food truck 1 breakfast, 2 lunch Friday Saturday and Sunday
    • Also Friday and Saturday for the club race
    • Ad extra practice for Saturday club race  open at 12 noon
    • Jim and mark work on schedule
    • Host site had no power in January.  Permit pulled to upgrade the panel, and electric to host site
  • Vice President’s Report by Bernie
    • Bernie- elegible to purchase 206 tech kit through briggs half price 
    • Ted would like to have another class or two between WF and 206 cadet
  • Treasurer's Report by JJ
    • Treasury 11362 as of March 30
    • Bank account balance 55,191.81
    • Outstanding check for asphalt of 12,000
    • Approx.. 40 members not paid.   Mostly issue with the monthly
    • Jj mentions that it may be easier to do a prorated membership expiring on 12/31
    • Curtis responds that it caused extra work and caused cash flow issues 
    • No monthly memberships 
    • Member brings up member card
    • JJ says that the club is making money but we will run low this year based on 60-80k in improvements
  • Other reports of the board
    • Facilities by Brian Odello
      • SKUSA crew coming out for inspection
      • Painting tires, curbs
      • Added dirt to outside of Daytona
      • Track looks good
      • PA is good and still has 3 more speakers to add
      • Can reuse some of old speakers  if needed 
      • Still working on sound level
      • ECD 4/23/2015
  • End of Meeting
    • Jim adjourned the meeting at 8:07 PM
 

Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 2015.03.16 
 Meeting Venue: Chapel
Thundirbird School
1 Global Place 
Glendale, AZ 85306

Board Members Present
Jim Wooldridge
Bernie Lacotta
Jaynette Denham
Mark Traylor
Brian Odello

Board Members Absent
Eric Vanderford
Bryan Quatrocci



 
  • Call to Order
    • Jim called the Meeting to order at 8:35 PM.
  • Jim signs contract for fall Super Showdown
  • Bernie proposes criterion group renting track for events on Mondays or Sundays

  • Board agrees to limit member input
  • End of Meeting
    • Jim adjourned the meeting at 8:50 PM
 

CLUB Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: 2015.03.16 
  Meeting Venue: Chapel
Thundirbird School
1 Global Place 
Glendale, AZ 85306

Board Members Present
Jim Wooldridge
Jaynette Denham
Mark Traylor
Bernie Lacotta
Brian Odello

Board Members Absent
Eric Vanderford
Bryan Quatrocci



 
  • Call to Order
    • Jim Calls to order at 7:15 pm.
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of previous minutes
  • President’s Report by Jim Wooldridge
    • Topic of planning for SKUSA race
  • Vice President’s Report by Bernie Lacotta
    • Bernie brings up LO206 adult class.  
    • Trying to start class in May, Vintage track only, no special vintage track practice e allowed. 
    • Part of Briggs Grass roots series. 
    • Non points class.
    • Anti cherry picking required
  • Treasurer's Report by Jaynette Denhame
    • Reported that COA made roughly $13,000 gross
    • JJ requests for help on following items
      • Dumpster – Brian Odello
      • Toilets – Brian Odello
      • PA improvements – Rich
        • Talking with companies estimates $2700 - $6000
        • JJ states the improvement is required by SKUSA contract
        • Options to purchase or rent system meeting requirements
  • Secretary's Report Mark Traylor
    • Mark T to give Bondo tire contact to Brian O.
  • Other reports of the board
    • Brian Odello
      • Coordinating watering of pits
      • Need more tires
      • Need to paint tires and curbing
  • SKUSA practice fee voted on for $80
    • Same $80 price for members during the extended hours times (week prior to club event)
    • Normal hours practice no increase to members
  • End of Meeting
    • Jim adjourned the meeting at 8:30 PM